What is PCF?

Our vision is to promote connected, informed and enabled communities in the Pacific region.

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation is a non-governmental organisation which develops and implements public/private sector economic development and socio-cultural initiatives in the Pacific region. We Connect, We Inform, We Enable.

Core principles that shape our engagement:

  • Understanding
  • Friendship
  • Mutual Benefit
  • Collective Ambition

Our Patron

Governor General of New Zealand

Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

Pacific Cooperation Foundation's Patron is Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.

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Our Chairman

PCF Board Chair

Fiso John Fiso (ONZM)

Fiso John Fiso (ONZM)

Fiso John Fiso was appointed Chair of the PCF Board in July 2020. He is a respected education professional with a strong set of skills and knowledge in facets of effective teaching, public speaking and educational leadership.

He has extensive governance and executive management experience in education, health and economic development sectors. John's extensive experience includes board membership of Ako Aotearoa, Volleyball NZ, Chairman of ITENZ - the Independent Tertiary Education providers of NZ, board positions with the Pacific Business Trust, CEO of New Zealand Institute of Sport, Chairman of Fiso Investment Group and Chairman of the NZ College of Massage.

Mr. Fiso is an alumni of Otago and Victoria Universities and brings significant experience to PCF.

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Our Board Members

Christine Nurminen

Christine Nurminen is the International Portfolio Manager, Pacific Region for Oxfam New Zealand joining the PCF Board in September 2020

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David Vaeafe

David Vaeafe is a Consultant for Media, Communications and Tourism and is the former Chair of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).

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Felicity Bollen

Felicity Bollen is the Director of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Pacific Connections

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Josiah Tualamali'i

Josiah Tualamali’I is the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council Trustee and Youth & Wellbeing Consultant

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Dr. Katerina Teaiwa

Katerina Teaiwa is the Deputy Director HDR, School of Culture History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University

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Leaupepe Ta’ala Ralph Elika

Leaupepe Ta’ala Ralph Elika is the Director of Elika Consulting Group

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Rachel Petero

Rachel Petero is the Founder and Chief Executive of RISE 2025.

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Dr. Steven Ratuva

Dr. Steven Ratuva is the Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand joining the PCF Board in September 2020

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Dr. Vili Fuavao

Dr. Vili Fuavao is a Consultant for Sustainable Development and the former Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

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Our Team

Linda Kaua

Programme Development Manager

Linda Kaua is PCF's Programme Development Manager and brings to PCF years of experience of working in the region.

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Laree Taula

Partnerships and Special Projects Officer

Laree is PCF's Partnerships and Special Projects Officer joining the PCF team in September 2020

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Safia Archer

Partnerships and Special Projects Officer (Engagements, Research and Data)

Safia is a former PCF media intern and has now joined the PCF team in Wellington

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Suzanne Suisuiki

Marketing and Communications Manager

Suzanne is the Marketing and Communications Manager at PCF, joining the organisation in 2018

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Cathryn Laban

Programme Administrator

Cathryn has an extensive background in business administration, customer service and event management

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Fipe Salabogi

Administration Officer

Fipe is the Administration Officer at PCF and joined the team in May 2018

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Promoting prosperous businesses and communities in the Pacific